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Goldenember
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« on: November 25, 2004, 07:54:18 PM »

I currently have a P4 1.8 w/256 mgs of ram and a Nvidia Gforce3 vid card.
I have little money to mess with and I really want to upgrade my machine. I saw Best Buy has the below item listed in the Black Friday ad for $199 and was wondering if its a good deal?

eMachines PC (Celeron 2.66GHz, 17" CRT, 512MB, 80GB, DVD/CD-RW)

Would the emachine make a decent gaming rig?

Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2004, 08:41:58 PM »

The Celeron is a pretty weak processor and the video card in the machine will be close to worthless.  I would also worry about future upgrades.  But with the right video card it could be a decent low-mid range machine.  The big problem would actually be getting one.  If you want to pick one up make sure you're there by at least 3:30-4:00am if not earlier.  Otherwise, all the machines will already be taken by those who got there first.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2004, 08:59:04 PM »

IMO, that's a good deal for the price, but for gaming, it will suck. Celerons are pathetic as is, and I'm guessing the video in the system will be the weakest possible on-board stuff you can get.  

Also, I'm betting that the $199 is after a ton of rebates, and that each store will only have 1 unit for sale.

edit: heh, looks like I copied Dangerball's post, but when I wrote mine, my page was old and only the original post showed. No doubt we were thinking the same things though.
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2004, 09:12:37 PM »

Thanks for the replies. Sounds like my best bet is to save up some more dough and get a better system someday rather than jumping on the emachine tomorrow.
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